iSchool Directory

Specialization

  • Public Libraries
  • Library Organization and Funding
  • Strategic Planning

Biography

Susan Hildreth was the iSchool’s first Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, a position that focuses on the future of public libraries and is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Education

  • MBA, Organizational Behavior, Rutgers University, 1979
  • MLS, Children's Literature, State University of New York , 1973
  • BA, Sociology/Library Science, Syracuse University, 1972

Awards

  • Richard Rose Award - Internet 2, 2016

Consulting and Other Projects

  • The Califa Group, San Mateo, CA, 2016
  • Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2015

Memberships

  • Freedom to Read Foundation
  • Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
  • Public Library Association
  • California Library Association
  • American Library Association

Publications and Contributions

  • Foreword
    Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarian, Introduction (2016)
    Author: Susan H Hildreth

Presentations

  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries: Re-Envisioning Your Library through Community Engagement (2018)
    Washington State Library - Virtual presentation in 12 locations in Washington
  • Ensuring the Future of Libraries: Connecting the Academy and the Profession (2018)
    Public Library Association Conference - Philadelphia, PA
  • Ensuring the Future of Libraries: Connecting the Academy and the Profession (2018)
    American Library Association Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA
  • Ensuring the Future of Libraries: Connecting the Academy and the Profession (2018)
    Public Library Association - Philadelphia, PA
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries (2017)
    Infopeople How to be a Manager online class - Seattle, WA
  • California Libraries: The Future is Here, It's Just Unevenly Distributed (2017)
    CENIC Annual Conference (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) - San Diego, CA
  • Changing the Perception of Libraries: The New Advanced Learning Library (2017)
    Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries - Wichita, KS
  • Future of Rural Libraries (2017)
    S'ARSL - Seattle
  • How to be a Manager (2017)
    Infopeople online class - Seattle
  • Intellectual Freedom and Libraries (2017)
    Seattle Public Library - Seattle
  • Library Leadership (2017)
    iSchool Career Services - Seattle, WA
  • Library Leadership (2017)
    Pacific Library Partnership Leadership Council - Walnut Creek, CA
  • Public Libraries of the Future (2017)
    Friends of the Truckee Public Library - Truckee, CA
  • Public Libraries: Thriving Social Spaces for Civic Engagement (2017)
    iAffilates Day 2017 - Seattle
  • The Post-Truth is Out There (2017)
    S'ALA - Seattle, WA
  • Tips for Attending ALA (2017)
    S'ALA webinar - Seattle, WA
  • Library Journal Design the Future Library Leader video (2016)
    Library Journal/American Library Association Annual Conference - Orlando, FL
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries (2016)
    Sutter County Dialogue on Public Libraries - Yuba City, California
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries (2016)
    Infopeople How to be a Manager online class - San Mateo, CA
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries (2016)
    Infopeople How to be a Manager online class - Seattle, WA
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries (2016)
    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Columbus, OH
  • Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries Update (2016)
    Public Library Association - Denver, CO
  • Do Libraries have a Future? (2016)
    Zocalo Public Square - Los Angeles, CA
  • Help is on the Way: Using Consultants Effectively (2016)
    California Library Association - Sacramento, California
  • Masters of Library and Information Studies orientation (2016)
    Panel at University of Washington - iSchool - Seattle, WA
  • Public Libraries: A Look to the Future (2016)
    International City/County Management Association - Washington, DC
  • Roadmap: Planning for a Successful Library Future (2016)
    Internet Librarian 2016 - Monterey, CA
  • Taking Libraries Transform and the Policy Revolution to the new Presidential Administration (2016)
    American Library Association Annual Conference - Orlando, FL
  • The Future of the Library (2016)
    San Jose State University Information School's Library 2.016 Virtual Conference - San Jose, CA
  • Update on Library Broadband Project (2016)
    CENIC Annual Conference - Davis, CA